Oak hill, Augt 29. 1823
We came here on thursday last, with intention to proceed on to Albemarle, on Monday next, but such is the state of Mrs Monroe’s health, that I do not know that it will be possible for her to undertake the journey. The trip here has derangd her whole system, & particularly her nervous system, & head. If she cannot accompany me, I must take her back to Washington, which will be decided in a day or two.
I send you a reply to the questions stated in your last, without however, compromitting you, your letter remaining with. The information respecting the vote, I have not as yet been able to obtain from the Secry, but will soon. I am told, that it was 9. for & 5. against the nomination. Very respectfully and sincerely your friend
RC, with enclosure, E. Kirby to John C. Calhoun re appointment of Andrew Jackson as major general (DLC). Docketed by JM. JM interlined "18" above the "9." and "15" above the "5."